Disclaimer: I, Deb Maciorowski, am the Vice President to the Special Touch R.E.A.C.H. New England Chapter and the postings on this site are my own and don’t represent Special Touch Ministry’s positions, strategies or opinions in any way.
I had the pleasure of giving the message at our Special Touch R.E.A.C.H. New England Chapter meeting this past Saturday. Special Touch Ministry, Inc. is a faith-based organization that helps ease and enrich the lives of people impacted by disability. The theme of this month’s meeting was steps of faith. This was the first message I have ever given and I can tell you I was a little bit nervous well actually more than a little bit. The whole week before I asked for prayer that God would give me the words He wanted His people to hear. I thought I would share some of the highlights from Saturday’s message with all of you today.
Our service started out with worship like any other service with one exception I did not have a worship team. Due to illness and previous obligations our usual worship teams were unable to attend this meeting. Our worship leader tried to find a replacement but no one was able to come and fill in. So here I am, with no piano player and singing acapella into a microphone for the very first time. Talk about being a little bit scared like one might think but I actually was at peace. God had filled me with His peace and I knew I was not alone for Jesus was right beside the whole day. The neat part is when I asked everyone to join me in worshipping the Lord our guests thought I meant come up and sing with me at the microphone. We have such an amazing God that He knows exactly what we need just when we need it. God knew I didn’t want to be up there alone so He sent the troops in to help out. I did not have to sing by myself after all, I now, had my own worship team. Pretty cool, don’t you think?
We sang “Here I Am to Worship” and a couple of other songs as well. We had such an awesome time in the Lord’s presence there is nothing like it! Amen!
My message was about Faith and what does it mean.
Hebrews 11:1 Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see. (easy to read version) It was by Faith that Noah built a large boat. Noah trusted God and had faith (hope) that God’s word was true.
Romans 10:17 So faith comes from hearing the Good News. And people hear the Good News when someone tells them about Jesus Christ.
I told the group that they could go to Church to hear His Word as well as hearing God’s Word right here in their own monthly Chapter meeting.
A Chapter meeting might be the only opportunity for some of our guests to hear and experience Jesus.
I had two volunteers that assisted me in demonstrating Faith and I might add this was the funniest part of the whole message. I blindfolded one and had the other help with keeping the blindfolded person on track. Long story short, I told them I had a message for them but they had to follow my lead and/or my directions. It was kind of funny because I had to keep saying your other left or your other right which in turn made me confused. I think maybe I need to work on my verbal cues a little bit if I am to do this demonstration again. We all definitely walked away with a good laugh and the volunteers received their message which was the following;
JESUS LOVES YOU SO MUCH! 🙂
🙂 WELL DONE MY CHILD!
This demonstration not only was about Faith but also about the fact that Jesus never leaves our side. I had the volunteers turn around and look at the path they just walked. You see I had already placed colorful footprints on the floor ahead of time to represent Jesus walking with them.
The absolute best part of the whole day was that two more souls were added to the Lambs Book of Life. Hallelujah! It is just so awesome to serve the Most High God, would you not agree?
We started with and ended with “Here I Am to Worship,” enjoy!